URI Cheerleaders Place Second Nationally

The Rhode Island cheerleading team finished second overall at the Division 1 All-Girl Division at the Universal Cheer-leaders Association College Cheerleading Camp, held at the University of Scranton in September. The team spent four days at Scranton and the camp consisted of many high-profile competitive and collegiate cheerleading programs from across the country.

The Rams’ spirit team earned the UCA Camp’s two most prestigious awards—the most collegiate award and the leadership plaque. The Rhody cheerleading program has captured the most collegiate awards in each of the past four years. The leadership plaque has a special meaning to the squad because it is the only award voted on by the campers, not by the instructional staff. The Rams’ spirit team also won the sideline competition and took third place in the fight song and cheer competitions.